Friday, February 4, 2011

Ok, so, now what?

Practical use for a pot rack
This is only an estimate but, I think I ended up with about 60 yards. I wasted some yardage that was over-twisted, and ditched the effort to loosen it up.
Yum! Who says wool is scratchy and unpretty? Hmmf!
Well, I had set out to make me a neck warmer, and that is exactly what this is going to be when it grows up. Now it's just a matter of deciding which pattern! Do I want it to be a nice snug rib pattern? Flat? In-the-round? Suggestions appreciated!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

free Nook book of the day

Honestly, you know exactly why this one caught my attention! LOL I only just downloaded it so, I haven't started it but, I just had to share. My mom brought me up right, ya know.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

{a bit o' spinnin'}

Since I took this photo today, I filled another spindle with what wouldn't fit on the first one. It's been way too long since I made the time to just sit, spin, and finish up what I wanted to for a project. I received this roving from Cosy Makes Falkland Fiber Club - from November 2010, I think it was.

Tomorrow when I have a chance, my new yarn will be wound up on my niddy noddy, given a good soak, and hung to dry. I'll be sure to take pics!

Monday, January 24, 2011

the finish line!

A few of my most recent finished projects were both knit flat! I'm a huge fan of flat knitting, and using a whip or kitchener stitch to round them out :)

First up, a pair of mittens that I knit flat on straight needles. It's a recipe I made up, but it's not polished yet. I still have to write up my thumb instructions, before it can be complete. Now... if I can just remember how I knit the thumbs :p

Punta Yarns Merisoft space dyed aran weight in "berries", was my choice for this project. A simple whip stitch was all I used to bring them together.

Next, hot off my size 7 needle tonight! A flat knitted slouch hat, Ziggy, by Woolly Wormhead. Peace Fleece worsted weight in a lovely color (I love the name!) "Mir Atlantis Periwinkle" is the yarn.

Stitched up with a darning needle and kitchener stitch.

Thanks to my friend Shawn, who was so sweet to model my hat for me. She's also wearing a Rasta Neckwarmer she made with the recommended Malabrigo Rasta chunky yarn suggested for the project